SEBD 2017 will be the 25th conference of this series. To celebrate properly this event, we planned an additional conference day of plenary sessions where the evolution of the database field will be drawn from different point of views by the groups that mostly contributed to the growth of our community over the years. Those contributions will be collected in a book edited by Springer in the "Studies in Big Data" series. Below you will find the (early) details of the book.
The online version of the book is available here.
See you in Squillace Lido
Elio, Mimmo, Sergio & Sergio
Database research played a crucial role for the growth of the computer science field since its early stage. The research on this topic has greatly evolved during the last 25 years and many research directions have been explored that had a relevant impact in several industrial applications: Data mining and knowledge discovery, Information Extraction, Semistructured Data and Web Information Systems to cite a few can be considered today as mature research fields with numerous algorithms and studies to manage heterogeneous data. Indeed, all these application scenarios have their roots in database field. Moreover, the advances in information technology lead to a new data management pardadigm, referred to as Big Data, that will drive the research and the industry in next future.
The Italian Database community has been active in all those research fields and many well reputed Italian scientists provided interesting original contributions.
This book sets out to give the reader a comprehensive view of the evolution of the database research field from classical relational database management systems to the current Big data metaphore. The individual contributions of this book will illustrate the point of view of several research groups in Italy that had in the last 25 year quite active collaboration with leading research groups spread all around the world.
This book will be of great interest for readers willing to catch the evolution of the research on databases from different perspective yet in an unified proposal.